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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chop]
    • /tʃɒp/
    • /tʃɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop]
    • /tʃɒp/

Definitions of chop word

  • verb chop If you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe. 3
  • countable noun chop A chop is a small piece of meat cut from the ribs of a sheep or pig. 3
  • verb chop to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp tool 3
  • verb chop to produce or make in this manner 3
  • verb chop to cut into pieces 3
  • verb chop to dispense with or reduce 3

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Origin of chop

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English choppen; variant of chap1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chop


chop popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chop usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chop

verb chop

  • cleave — To cleave something means to split or divide it into two separate parts, often violently.
  • cube — A cube is a solid object with six square surfaces which are all the same size.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • mince — to cut or chop into very small pieces.
  • slash — to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.

noun chop

  • fisticuff — a cuff or blow with the fist.
  • roundhouse — a building for the servicing and repair of locomotives, built around a turntable in the form of some part of a circle.
  • slap — a gap or opening, as in a fence, wall, cloud bank, or line of troops.
  • cuff — The cuffs of a shirt or dress are the parts at the ends of the sleeves, which are thicker than the rest of the sleeve.
  • smash — to break to pieces with violence and often with a crashing sound, as by striking, letting fall, or dashing against something; shatter: He smashed the vase against the wall.

Antonyms for chop

verb chop

  • unite — to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
  • lengthen — to make longer; make greater in length.
  • join — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.

Top questions with chop

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